Cyberbullying, Bullying, and Suicide What We Know
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “It is a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic.” Raising awareness about suicidal ideation and offering viable treatment resources and services can offer support to victims and their […]
A Global Look at Cyberbullying Among Young Children and Teens
It is well documented that bullying has moved from the playground into our virtual world. More and more families and educators have become aware that cyberbullying is a pervasive global issue impacting tens of thousands of young children, teens (and adults) each day. So, while awareness is gaining momentum, the question remains – Are numbers of cyberbullying incidents decreasing? The Research In […]
What Parents And Teachers Can Do To Prevent Cyberbullying
We have all heard stories and read statistics about cyberbullying at home and on school campuses. Parents and teachers need to work together to combat this epidemic. According to Cyberbullying Statistics: ~Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online. ~More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber threats. ~Over 25% of adolescents and teens have […]
What Is Cyberbullying?
The dictionary defines cyberbullying as the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. It is very easy to become a victim of cyberbullying in the digital age. According to stopbullying.gov, “Cyberbullying generally takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through […]